Years ago, I would post a weekly round-up of links to varying articles and posts that had caught my attention for the week. It’s been a while, but I wanted to get back into the practice of such.
So here is my “Weekly Ponderings & Links” for Sunday, December 10, 2017. Continue reading
Continuing with my Advent video series, I’m asking varying people what special things they participate in during the Advent season. Here are some brief thoughts from a friend of mine.
We just entered the Advent season yesterday. It actually begins the new year for the church.
Here are some short reflections as we enter the church’s new year.
Chip Dodd is a trained counselor who founded The Center for Professional Excellence and Sage Hill: A Social Impact Organization (the latter essentially a counseling center). As his website bio states, Dodd helps professionals in all walks of life gain recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety and other behavioral disorders.
Out of this focus, Chip Dodd has given us his most known work, The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living. In it he explores what he (and others) identifies as the eight core feelings: hurt, lonely, sad, anger, fear, shame, guilt, and glad. As he states in the preface:
“These eight core feelings are the beginning of the expression of all human emotional experience. From these core feelings we can expand the expression to name conditions of the heart such as awe, grief, envy, anxiousness, depression, revenge, delight, and boredom.” (XI)
There’s a problem within the evangelical church that I’ve noticed over the years, one that I might call the “everything syndrome.”
What do I mean by this?
Let me give you three examples of the everything syndrome. Continue reading